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nation, a summit for fixing america's schools. i am tim tooten in new york with that story coming up. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal news in hd. >> arbin story tonight at 6:00 p.m., a fresh bucket of money coming you might say, in one of maryland's hottest races all over the issue of taxes. >> martin o'malley is proving he is one democrat who welcome support of the president. we are live in a the newsroom with more on tonight's coconut an 2012" report. -- "commitment 2012" report. >> in this heated congressional race. the incumbent democrat, this was his television ads last week. >> can you imagine paying 23% sales tax? that is andy harris's on fair tax plan. >> he fought back with his on television advertisement that started adding -- running this week. >> do scare tactics is what the press says about his television ad. the truth? in the harris opposes higher taxes. >> he counters with his own new ad. he takes his claim about harris's position on a national sales tax, but you have to listen closely. >> buried in his website and promises to replace the tax bill with a
students for college. tim tooten is live in the newsroom. he has a progress report. >> the students are living on campus in southwest baltimore. you may recall that this is modeled after pie -- a public charter school in washington. it opened with just 80 students from 30 maryland school systems. the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders can to live and learn on campus. >> the ability of our kids to adjust to a boarding environment, they have done a great job especially our incoming sixth graders in getting acclimated to our expectations and being away from home and their families. they have got a really good job. >> the administrators say they are committing to improve their social and academic schools which has become evident for what is being offered during and after school. >> some of our students take two math class is every day. some are taking two reading glasses. >> these they were of education still has the final say so on how the school is run and what students are required to learn. >> the enthusiasm of the students and the fact that they a diverse background. >> they make t
a potential student voters? our education reporter tim tooten continues our coverage live from the newsroom. >> it has created a buzz among students. campus leaders hope it gets students interested in the political process. >> the spot where county resident is not offer price to find a polling place on a college campus. in this case. >> my mother is a new resident, i am happy to have a place where we can go together. >> the campus is ideal. >> is in the middle of everything. like it makes sense because these organizations say it is hard for them to travel home on election day to travel home. >> these didn't have to travel home or get absentee ballots. crack in a polling place is convenient and appears to be catching on. >> people seem excited the vote. they want to know when and where. they are asking the right questions. they are getting involved. but the polling place story made the front page of the campus newspaper. >> allowed the political groups on campus -- a lot of the political groups on campus are engaging student by talking about the issues and the polling locations. that is real
will be part of that discussion. tim tooten is live in our newsroom with more in the story -- on the story. >> they're turning rockefeller plaza it into a place where the nation can hear about successful schools like westport academy and from its principal. >> let's review what we know so far. >> westport academy will be in the national spotlight for its dramatic turnaround. test scores are up and the school is no longer on the state watch list. >> it is a great difference. >> felicia irick has been invited to new york to tell her story. she is quick to give credit where she says it is due. >> i would have to say that i have the best staff -- a group of people who are truly committed to students and their families. >> if your card. whose turn is it? >> it all starts in the classroom where teachers have been given the freedom to change. >> the administration has encouraged the teachers to work as a community and to really take ownership of what is going on in the classroom. we're to do the things we need to do that need to be -- that we need to be successful and to help our students to achi
discussions. tim tooten has more. >> short a says -- fo -- >> west port academy will be in the national spotlight, force dramatic turn-around. student test scores are up, and the sool is no longer on a state watch list. and that's why the school's principal has been invited to new york to tell her story. she's quick to give credit where she says credit is two. >> i would have to say that i have the best staff, a group of people who are truly commit today students and their families. >> get your cards. malik. >> i have a turn! >> it all starts in the classroom when teachers are given the freedom to change. >> the administration has encouraged the teachers to work as a community and be able to take ownership of what what's going on in our classrooms and to really do the things that we need to do to be successful and to help our students achieve. >> but there is a clear plan of action in westport, one heavy on the basics, especially reading. >> our key word here is execution, because we can come up with the best plans, but if we are not executing the plans, it is not going to work. >> nina
next. >> administrators at one area high school are not afraid to deal with bullying. i am tim tooten, live in the tv i am tim tooten, live in the tv host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? did the little piggy cry wee wee wee all the way home? piggy: weeeeeee, weeeeeee, weeeeeee, weeeee weeeeeeee. mom: max. ...maxwell! piggy: yeah? mom: you're home. piggy: oh,cool, thanks mrs. a. anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. >> mellon to overthrow democrats in november, conservatives are gathering in washington for their animal lovers dow is conference. the growing movement is divided over pr
to graduate. tim tooten joins us from the newsroom with more. >> this affects the graduating class of 2015. while the state board has taken a major first step, they're still trying to spell out what it means to become environmentally literate. dozens of the environment are part of the daily teaching schedule at the western school of technology of the environmental silent -- sites. they would like to see more students across maryland become environmentally literate. >> environmental education and literacy is threaded throughout our curriculum. this would not represent the requirement that each system develop a new course. >> the foundation has been a driving force in helping states help students learn more about the environment. by way of this new proposal. >> you will see this embedded into the curriculum. it is already there. you also see these kids taking the information into the school yard and the communities to learn about the natural world around them. >> it stops short for now of in forcing students to take and pass environmental class's in order to graduate. >> it seems to me we ar
show an increase of the students attending community colleges. i am tim tooten. i tell you where you can find the increase. >> video of a former city councilman ken harris taken moments before he was murdered. they get to hear what may have been his last words. details coming out. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would
will be tied to a teacher's performance. tim tooten will have the latest tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. two suspects are now in police custody in connection with a murder. 22-year-old manuel gutierrez and 23-year-old jamie calderon face murder charges in the death of jose ramirez. the body was found in the apartment that the three men shared. police believe the two men murdered ramirez after an argument in their apartment. the baltimore city police officer is dead after an accident on a pennsylvania road. investigators say the 26-year- old was on his way to a training program when he crashed his truck into a concrete barrier around 5:30 monday morning. the 33-year veteran of the force leaves behind a wife and two children. investigators believe poor weather conditions contributed to the deadly crash. closing arguments could begin tomorrow in the case of three suspects accused of gunning down a former councilman. the prosecution rested its case yesterday. premeditated murder charges against the suspects were also dropped. the trial resumes tomorrow. life without parole, that is the sentence for a man
that it will not be tolerated. tim tooten has that story. >> they will be the first to tell you that bullying has become a problem. >> it is in the schools and communities and everywhere. >> the skull has organized anti-bullying on campus for parents of middle and elementary-aged children. >> you shouldn't be able to come to school because of other people. >> administrators are hoping to sent a message to the students at kenwood. >> they are probably more prone to it, be -- i think freshmen are probably more prone to it. >> cyber-bullying may prove to be one of the hot topics. >> if you say something over an internet, it is just as if you are yelling in someone's face, not just over a computer, and you can be hurt by that. >> school officials say when it comes to bullying, the buck should stop at home with parents. >> parents need to know what their kids are doing all the time. they need to know what are their dids involved in when they are on that -- kids involved in when they are on the internet. what are they saying? who is talking to them? >> and at marchedive -- the administration hopes they can he
education reporter tim tooten went to talk with students about that day. >> all we knew is that -- >> i remember coming home and seeing my teacher crying. she didn't explain why she was crying. >> and then there were these images on television as parents took time to try to explain what had just happened. >> just watching the videos about how bad people did something bad to the nation. >> they didn't see this was how bad things can get escalated to if problems are not solved. >> before, i thought it was a movie. it seems like wild days. actually, this is -- >> nine years later, people formed their own opinions. >> i went to ground zero. i was like all this is gone. sometimes people don't have the right way to handle situations. i personally don't think killing thousands of people was the right answer. >> after it happened, a lot changed. now we can see how we've grown as a country to where we have become safer and we think like a couple more steps ahead about what could happen. >> and what these students have learned have given them a greater appreciation of service and country. >> i am
for baltimore city teachers. it is apparently so important that nobody is ready to explain why. tim tooten is live in a newsroom with more on this. >> it is safe to say this tentative contract will include raises for teachers. no one is saying how much. the city school officials and the union have remained tight- lipped. it has been more than a year since the teachers got raises. negotiations have been going on since january. even though the union and the district are floating the term "landmark," neither side is willing to explain. the head of the city's teachers union said that beyond pay, there are critical concerns which have been important issues for teachers. some of these were noted in a recent survey. >> our teachers said they wanted a voice at the workplace. they wanted to have input into what the staff development looks like. they wanted to be in charge of their movement and their growth. so we listened. >> we have been told that details of this landmark contract proposal will come out next week, even after it is made public, it must be approved by teachers. room.in the 11 news r
pay based on student performance. tim tooten is live in hamilton with the very latest. >> details of that landmark contract are still being explain at this hour, but we have some of the basics. it is a three-year contract that will have a 4.5% raise over that period, and current health benefits will remain the same. here is what the mayor had to say about the contract a little while ago. >> with this new contract, baltimore will lead the state and even the nation in making the necessary changes to improve academic achievement in our school system. today, baltimore school teachers and administrators are not waiting for anyone. -- not waiting for anyone to improve public education. >> here are some more specifics about the contract. pay for first-year teachers would go to $46,744. the top base increased being proposed is $80,000, which would go to 100,000. what we are trying to hear now is where that money is coming from and how the district might be able to afford these increases. the contract has received praise from the state school superintendent. her in a terse statement and a
. it is a place for students and teacher cannot learn about diet, nutrition, and exercise. >> tim tooten is in the big apple for education nation. he will have live reports for us later today at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. >> looking forward to them. 65 degrees and raining and tv hill. coming up -- >> slots will be in maryland as of today. i will explain in a live report. >> in his first comments since sexual -- a pastor addresses the allegations. >> it is a rainy monday morning. we'll check the seven-day forecast and let you know when the sunshine will come back. >> the rain is not having a major impact yet on the ride. major impact yet on the ride. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need
in to 11 news throughout the day. tim tooten is and the big apple for education nation. he will have live reports from rockefeller plaza at 5:00 and 6:00. a judge has sentenced as often as white supremacist to 31 years in prison for brutally beating an african-american fishermen. calvin lockner has pleaded guilty to the 2009 attack on 77- year-old james privott he made a victims impact statement prior to this morning's sentencing. a patient at howard county psychiatric hospital is under arrest this morning, or this afternoon, accused of murdering another patient. the patient's body was found sunday morning at a psychiatric hospital in jessup. the victim, identified as susan sachs, appeared to have been a struggle. she was treated at a hospital after being found not responsible for the murder of a psychiatric social worker. a 27-year-old woman is at shock trauma this afternoon after being shot during an apparent domestic dispute with the unidentified glen burnie woman was shot just before 4: sunday afternoon -- for : sunday afternoon at roesler avenue she's never once considered non- life-
. >> tim tooten with what kind of effect, if any, this is having on potential student voters. >> a college campus for some may seem like the most unlikely location to set up a polling place. not so for those who cast their balance lets early at the towson administration building. >> my mother is a new resident in maryland, so i'm happy to have a place that's convenient where we can go together. >> the college campus is that place? >> it's in the middle of everything. >> it made the campus newspaper and the editor in chief says students have taken notice. >> after the buzz starts getting around, a lot of them are talking about it. if they are not voting here they are still getting their appetites wet and thinking about it maybe after the primary when the general erection starts picking up. >> students who say they are trying to get the word out, they say it's getting catching on. >> they want to know where the polling places are and asking the right questions and getting involved. >> even having voter register vacation tables at events and students are coming to our table excited to be read
on monday. tim tooten will bring us a full report. tomorrow night, right here on tv 11, seasoned 36 premiere of "saturday night live". >> being in the cast of saturday night live is one thing. being host for the first time is another story. >> is there any familiar character we can see? >> we are going to do crazy susan barrett >> you are making of names. these are not real people. >> i don't like to hear that at all. >> it takes a lot of pressure off, because she knows how it works here. it makes it easier. stint comes hosting two months after giving birth to her second son. >> she is just an unstoppable machine. >> the team also includes katy perry. >> the video did not seem that bad to meet. there might be a a different standard than there is on sesame street. >> you can hear more about "saturday night live" premier. stephen colbert brought his usual sarcasm and humor to the serious issue of illegal immigrant farmworkers to capitol hill today. he is fresh shock thursday night's episode, showing him packing corn and picking beans. he was asked to appear before the committee to relate his e
with this month's election. tim tooten is live in the newsroom with that story. is this change popular in harford county? >> it might be a bit early to know, but for now there are three elected seats up for grabs, and 15 candidates are hoping to land one of those slots. >> this is the software which can also print results. >> the countdown is on for the primary election. machines have been tested and staff members trained as the county begins the process of electing its first school board members. >> i am up to date on that and excited because now we have a say, instead of someone just been appointed by the governor. >> voters would get to cast ballots for school board members in three districts. . a, b, and d, which represents voters in north harford. there are four candidates in district a and five in b and d. >> they will choose one, and then the top two vote-gettrers will go and face each other in the general election. >> the voters we talked to say they will support an elected school board. >> i think that will be better as far as giving us a say-so as to want to elect. >> the public should
support. tim tooten joins us live in our newsroom with the latest. >> the old hebrew orphan asylum has history dating back to the date a dream -- 1800's. and now there's a push to keep its standing. >> it is a small group trying to deliver a big message, that this place matters. the place is the old hebrew orphan asylum on rainier ave. it is also the home of the two former hospitals, west baltimore general and the old lutheran hospital of maryland. >> [unintelligible] we need to preserve that 19th century history. >> compton state university bought the building in 2003. they have tried to keep its standing at a cost of almost $10,000 per month. now the school has come up with another plan. >> compton is very interested in investing in the revitalization of west baltimore and this is a jewel that is an anchor to the revitalization efforts that the university is engaged in. >> compton officials and a number of preservation groups are trying to get it placed on the national register of historic places, hoping it will pave the way for $25,000 in seed money for development. >> we think we h
on the southwest baltimore campus. tim tooten checked into daisuke -- to see how things are going. >> this seed school open just with 80 students from 13 maryland school systems. their sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, students who continue to live and learn on campus. >> i think they have begun to adjust to our boarding environment. they have begun to get acclimated to living on campus and being away from their homes and families. they're doing a good job of it. >> they have improved some of their social school -- a social skills. >> some of the kids are taking to mask losses per day. >> the state board of education has the final say so on what students can learn and what they're required to learn. >> i think they come from diverse backgrounds and i think the parents are looking for the best for their children. >> as they make transition into a traditional high school. it cracks and just as a side note -- >> as a side note, jenna bush is a first-time teacher at the school. the arcane season is taking its toll on mexico as the country braces for tropical storm georgette. many are still recove
to the polls. tim tooten is live in the newsroom. education and politics are not strange bedfellows. >> in that case, they may be. the students vote was a key not long ago in the national election. they hope for more of the same in local and state races. a college campus for some may seem the most unlikely place to set up a polling place. not so for those who cast their ballots early. >> my mother is a new residence in maryland. i am happy to have a place convenient where we can go together. >> a college campus is ideal. >> it is in the middle of everything. >> the much talked-about place made the front page of the campus newspaper. the newspaper's editor-in-chief says students have taken notice. >> after the buzz start getting around, they talk about this. if they are not voting here, they are still getting their appetites whetted. they're thinking about it. maybe after the primary. >> students around campus are trying to get the word out. they hope election fever may be catching on. >> they seem excited to vote. they want to know when and where they can go to vote. they're getting
board of regents to call for some changes. tim tooten is live in the newsroom with that story. >> this is a top priority for the state board of regents. that is why the board has asked for students to put into writing how they would all about helping more students graduate. -- how they would help more students graduate. >> fewer than 20% of students to begin their freshman year actually make it to graduation. that is why the board of regents education policy committee is holding state schools accountable. >> we have an obligation in our institutions, if we admit a student, we have to do everything we can to see that they are successful and get a degree. >> over the summer, they helped review courses for the incoming freshman class to help put them on a track to graduate in four years. school officials say is only the first debt toward real progress. >> we are looking at our curriculum and academic advisement, although social structures that say to a student, you belong at coughlan state university. >> state officials realize schools must do even more to help keep college stude
, they are confident you'll pull it did today with a big turnout. >> we want tim tooten. >> fenty is confident he will prevail and end "he's done for the city the last four years. >> two things, it has been a long campaign and it is about insurance and leaning at the tape. >> looking at the wellness center on 30th and alabama street in southeast, people already arriving, getting the polling center open for 7:00 this morning. this is one of several drug the city. vincent gray will make its first stop your this morning. not sure when mayor fenty will make his first stop. the polls open at 7 and close at 8:00 tonight. pamela brown reporting. >> thank you. >>> besides the mayor's race, d.c. voters will choose candidates to run for council chair, and at large, the seat and council seats in wards 1, 3, 5, 6. >>> incumbent democrat martin o'malley in maryland is expected to get his party's nomination. he will likely face former republican gov. bob ehrlich. bob ehrlich is being challenged by attorney brian murphy. murphy has the support of sarah palin. >>> in prince george's county a former state delegat
. >> be sure to tune in to 11 news throughout the day. tim tooten is heading to the big apple for education nation and he will have live reports tonight at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. >> a guardsman is filing for his right to vote. he said absentee voters have time.given enough ballots for the state races will be too late. there is a high-profile murder case. the family of the child who was found dead over christmas want davis ruark to finish the case and he started. they are confident he is the person to prosecute the defendant. the democratic rival said he has held out the possibility. >> the state's first casino will open its doors in cecil county a few days earlier than expected. kim dacey has more. >> maryland banned slot machine the 1960's. hollywood casino will be the first casino to open. they got the okay to open after a trial run went well saturday night. 1500 slot machines. there are no table games. you can experience something similar. >> i am excited. all of the staff is excited. all the cast members were smiling from ear to ear yesterday to be part of history in maryland. >> this
of education nation. tim tooten has more on a local teacher receiving national recognition. he will be reporting from new york city 6:00 p.m. clutch of jimmy carter will remain in a hospital overnight after getting an upset stomach. a spokesperson at cleveland international says the 85-year- old man became ill on the flight from atlanta to cleveland and was taken to the hospital. he is in cleveland for a book signing. his grandson says the former president is relaxing and is expected to resume the tour this week. >> still had, what a new study suggests about keeping your newborn's health. >> reported on the health benefits of the pomegranate, but word that one popular juice maker has taken the claims to far. the stern reaction from the fed in "medical alert." >> energy star certification? >> and not the only bogus device that earned the label, new at 5:30 p.m., we revealed why that happened and what is being done happened and what is being done >> on the fourth annual world of rabies day, despite being 100% preventable, 55,000 people worldwide died from rabies each year. althou
it will be a contract for city teachers are paid more based on performance and not seniority. tim tooten is live in northeast baltimore where the announcement is about to be made. >> here at the city neighbors charter high school in east baltimore, is the old hamilton middle school. this is where is the mayor, and union leaders about to give details. here is what has been called landmark. it gives teachers an opportunity to make more money based on their performance as well as their time on the job. last spring, state lawmakers approved a new violation system for teachers, based in part on student performance. we talked earlier today with the city school board president and the mayor about this performance based contract. >> it is very important. i think it is critical to the vitality of our school district. in recent weeks, the issue of teacher performance and compensation has been part of the national agenda. baltimore is going to be joining the ranks of that discussion with this announcement this afternoon. >> the students want to give their best, and we are working in partnership to create a
by the governor. but that's about to change with this month's election. 11 news education reporter tim tooten has more. >> and this is the software that we can also print. >> at the harford county political election, machines have been tested, and staff members trained as the county begins the process of electing its first school board members. >> i am excited about it because we have a say instead of someone being appointed by the governor. >> district b, and council district d which represents voters in north harford. there are forecandidates on the ballot for district a and five in district's b and d. election officials say that's why voters should pay close attention to their ballotted. >> they will see the candidates for board of education, but they won't be identified by any party, so they will choose one and then the top two vote getters will go and face each other in the general election. >> even though some voters in district b haven't made up their minds about how they will vote, those we talked to say they will support an elected school board. >> that would give us a say-so as to who w
particular. tim tooten has that story. >> it is a small group trying to deliver a big message, that this place matters. the place is the old hebrew asileyum. it is the home of two former hospitals, west baltimore general and the old luthern hospital of maryland. >> these are two of the most amazing buildings in baltimore. it is 19th century history. >> state university bought the building back in 2003 and has tried to keep it standing at a cost of almost $10,000 a month. >> this is a jewel that is an anchor to the revital zation effort. >> officials and preservation groups are trying to get the building placed on the national register of historic places hoping it will pave the way for $25,000 in seat money foredevelopment. >> we think we have a winner here. if you like architecture, this is your building. if you like jewish history, this is your building. if you like history of west baltimore, this is your building. >> the site is competing with others around the -- the coppin state university spot is speeting with others trying to earn their spot on the national register. >>
" there is a record number of students going to community college. >> what is driving that? tim tooten has a story. >> most students still see college as a way to land a job. that's why more are turning up at community college. >> i came here to play college and get some of the basics out of the way and sign up for a four-year. >> there has been a 10% increase in admitans over last year. there has been a steady growth at catonsville campus where -- and up at other campuses as well. students like the price tag. >> the way the economy is, of course, everyone is rushing back to school now. education is key. you know, your way out. it opens up a lot of doors. it doesn't surprise me that there are a lot more people on campus this year vs. last year. >> students john and megan young , as a married come, believe they have made a smart choice. >> i needed to save money, and i'm going to morgan when i'm done here. >> i'm not surprised. i was out of school for a while, and with the economy, everybody decided to do the same thing, so you can get more money. >> the school's president is not giving all the cre
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